General English Semi-Intensive

Target Market:                  University Students and Professionals (18 +)

Duration:                            Minimum of 4 Weeks

Qualification Level:          Beginner – Intermediate

Course Materials:            1:1 – English for Life         1:8 – American Headway

Class Schedule:                Monday – Thursday; 3 hours/day; 56 hours/month      Friday class is shortened


Program Description

General English program is intended for students who desire to improve their English skills. It is delivered individually to focus on students’ weak skills. And, group classes are for language function to develop students’ confidence through effective activations. Real life situations are among the focused subject to easily understand the topic hence, uplift language level.

The Communicative Approach is used in teaching this program. Thus, more time is spent in improving the students’ conversational skills to develop confidence in using the English language.

Different assessment methods are given to the students to measure their learning and progress in class. At the end of each month, a Re-assessment Exam is given to provide basis in determining the students’ level improvement.


Program Goal:

                The goal of this program is to build students’ confidence in using English, improve fluency and accuracy.


General Objectives:

  • Improve vocabulary and expressions common to everyday situations.
  • Improve understanding of English grammar.
  • Develop natural style of English pronunciation.
  • Develop conversation and communicative skills


General English
Class Structure Specific Objectives Target Area
1 Hour 1:1 with Filipino teacher Discuss articlesReview numbers and alphabets

Construct yes/no and wh- questions

Ask and give personal information

Talk about free-time activities

Discuss usage of capital letters

Review days of the week an d months

Talk about colours

Pronounce sm-, -bl and –gr

Identify parts of the body

Introduce house vocabularies

Talk about ambitions

Explain regular and irregular verbs

Start a conversation

Basic grammarSentence construction

Speaking and pronunciation



2 Hours 1:8 with Native Speaker Verb tenses, adjectives and prepositionsLearn social expressions

Describe friends

Differentiate homes all over the world

Describe favourite rooms

Discussion – living abroad

Discussion – working at night

Discussion – blind date

Discussion – shopping

Discussion – teenagers and parents

Discussion – books, movies and TV programs

Discussion – nightlife

Discussion – problems and advice

Familiarize emotion vocabulary

Review phonetic symbols

Make a conversation

How to express personal interests

Review quantifiers

Comprehend song meaning



Listening comprehension





General English
Class Structure Specific Objectives Target Area
1 Hour 1:1 with Filipino teacher Review regular and irregular verbsDiscuss nouns and adjectives

How to say hello and goodbye

Talk about time and days

Explain and, but and because

Express likes and dislikes

Express politeness

Write a short note

How to talk about good news

Describe different clothing

Share ones personal trip/travel

Discuss present continuous

Listen a dialog conversation

GrammarSpeaking and pronunciation





2 Hours 1:8 with Native Speaker Make positive and negative questionsDiscuss families around the world

Discuss pros and cons of bringing up a family in other countries

Make surveys re family

Discuss the most money-generated jobs

Write a friendly letter/email

Talk about friends from abroad

Talk about life of royal bloods

Identify lost sounds

Express opinions – agreement and disagreement

Read a tragic story

Talk about early love

Write a fairy tale story

Discuss literal and idiomatic expressions

Express politeness

How to give advice, obligation and permission

Discussion about laws all over the world

How to arrange an appointment

Talk about the weather and the natural phenomena around the world

Report a weather news

Talk about climate change




Reading comprehension




General English
Class Structure Specific Objectives Target Area
1 Hour 1:1 with Filipino teacher Review simple past, present and present continuousPronunciation of phonetic alphabets

Discuss possessive pronouns

Talk about types of houses

Review articles

Explain will/going to

Discuss first conditional

How to give advice

Talk about relationships

How to book a flight

Make tag questions

How to check in a hotel

Talk about changes

Pronounce consonant clusters

Discuss second conditional

Practice positive and negative intonation

How to make complaints and suggestions

Discuss conditional 3

Discuss indirect questions

How to deal with problems

Basic grammarSocialization



Sentence structures


2 Hours 1:8 with Native Speaker Discuss home away from homeIdentify pros and cons of living abroad

Write resume and cover letter

Fillers in English

How to use exclamations

Listen to an interview re lonely planet

Understand gist of a literary piece

Learn degrees of expressing likes

Critique a story

Retell news story

Discuss adverbs of narrative

Talk about the truth

Listen to popular conspiracy theories

Discussion – good and bad lies


PronunciationRole play

Reading comprehension

Critical thinking